Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Daylight Saving Time: Older Than You Think

The American law by which we turn our clock forward in the spring and back in the fall is known as the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The law does not require that anyone observe Daylight Saving Time; all the law says is that if we are going to observe Daylight Saving Time, it mustRead More


Have a Plan for Your Pets Before Disaster Strikes

There’s nothing quite as frightening as when a natural disaster strikes. Even fictional movies about natural disasters leave you on the edge of your chair. Whether in the movies or real life, the important lesson is—planning ahead can save…you or your family’s…life. September is National Preparedness Month. The same planning that goes into making your human familyRead More


Create Space Beneath Your Deck

David Walker, Magnolia Outdoor Living (www.MagnoliaOutdoorLiving.com) (Magnolia Outdoor Living is one of MOSAIC Group’s preferred vendors.) Want to create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy in all seasons? Think “Under the Deck.” This often underutilized area offers the perfect spot for dining, entertaining or just relaxing. And, best of all, you can installRead More


Labor Day: Grilling Safety Tips

Here are a few simple grilling safety tips that may save more than your dinner.   Before You Begin •Clean your barbecue to avoid grease buildup. Accumulated grease deposits frequently catch fire and are difficult to put out. •Keep the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or trees. •Don’t barbecue in theRead More


How to Choose the Right Contractor

Choosing the right contractor for your home improvement project helps ensure the project runs smoothly, preventing unneeded stress during the remodeling process. Here are some tips from MOSAIC Group’s Rick Goldstein on selecting a compatible company to work with. http://youtu.be/gchzJloY0To


10 Summer Energy-Saving Tips

·                     Set your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer. For every degree below that, you can expect up to a 4 percent increase in energy costs. ·                     Set the thermostat up to 3 degrees higher when you’re away from home for extended times.   ·                     Use a ceiling or area fan to make the airRead More


A/C Unit: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Buying a bigger room air conditioner won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. In fact, a room air conditioner that’s too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit.    Why? An oversized unit will coolRead More


Move, Continue to Age in Place or Remodel?

Here are 10 questions Baby Boomers should ask themselves about their future living arrangements. Should they move, continue to age in place or remodel?   1.                  Is your current home near medical facilities? 2.                  Do you have easy access to shopping?  3.                  Do you live in close proximity to family members and other relatives? 4.                 Read More


Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Approximately 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help theRead More


Celebrate July 4 in Metro Atlanta

What are your plans for July 4? Whether you’re staying in town or headed for the beach or mountains, you will find a variety of fun events throughout metro Atlanta surrounding Independence Day. Here are 10 places to celebrate with friends and family. 1. Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain. Fireworks display following the Lasershow. JulyRead More